In the wake of the heartbreaking water surge incident at the Jeram Mawar waterfall in Air Putih, Kemaman, search and rescue teams have made disheartening progress.
As of noon today, nine bodies have been recovered from the site of the tragedy, with one individual still missing, according to China Press.
Superintendent Hanyan Ramlan, Kemaman district police chief, confirmed that all victims were likely in the river when the flash flood occurred.
This harrowing ordeal, initially taking two lives, quickly escalated when eight more individuals were reported missing.
Despite continuous efforts by rescue teams, the situation grew progressively grim as seven additional bodies, including those of two children, were found.
The focus now turns to locating the last unaccounted-for individual in this distressing incident.
In the tragic incident that unfolded at the Jeram Mawar waterfall, a total of ten individuals were swept away by the sudden water surge.
Among the first victims to be discovered were Azizah Eiyi, 40, and her son Muhammad Zulqarnain Haikal Karim, 11. Azizah’s body was recovered around 24km from the site of the incident, while her son’s body was found stuck to a tree approximately 3km away.
The others were The victims have been identified as Karim Abdullah, 39; Putri Balqis Izzati Abdul Rahman, 18; Putri Alleya Maisarah Karim, 16; Putri Nor Fatin Karim, 14; Putri Nurerina Natasya Karim, 10; Muhammad Haziq Ziqree Karim, 6; Putri Aryana Umaira Karim, 4; and Putri Balqis Izzati’s fiance, Muhammad Fikri Saliman, 24.